The "Rethinking Cybersecurity in Pakistan – Human factors‘ Essential Role“ project, abbreviated as ReCyP:HER, is focused
on Capacity Building in Cyber Security Education in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan with strong focus on
Human factors. The ReCyP:HER project is addressing one of the most current issues of the digitalized world –
secure cyberspaces. Apart from updating the cybersecurity curricula in Pakistan to international standards there
will also be a strong focus on improving the interdisciplinarity in that field. Especially the role of the human
factor will be interweaved in different formats, such as applied courses and cybersecurity awareness centers to
train future cybersecurity specialists with an holistic understanding of their topic, to strengthen university
enterprise cooperation and also generally raise awareness for the topic in the Pakistani population.
The goal of the RECYPHER project is to create a comprehensive capacity building in Pakistan for the area of cybersecurity and the connection with psychological know-how.
The project is funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ program. The Department of Cyber Security and National Centre for Cyber Security at Air University are working together with the five project partners including Lahore University of Management Sciences, National University for Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Industrial and Organization Psychology Department at University of Saarland, Germany and the Cybersecurity Center at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.
With the aim of using psychological know-how in the field of IT security, the Recypher project aims to raise awareness of cyber security issues and to promote the establishment of close networks between universities and IT security companies in Pakistan. Keeping this in view, Air University is organizing the International Conference on Human Factors in Cyber Security for exchange of good practices among national and international project partners. In this regard, psychologists and cyber security experts from partners universities shall be visiting Air University Islamabad to join the conference.